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Need-to-Know Tips For Entering a Literary Awards Program
Need-to-Know Tips For Entering a Literary Awards Program 1024 576 Reader Views

Thinking about entering your book in an awards program? These need to know tips will help!

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First Chapter Plus Emerges from Its Cocoon!
First Chapter Plus Emerges from Its Cocoon! 1024 576 Reader Views

The past couple of years we have been experimenting with First Chapter Plus to transition from a book catalog to a full-blown content magazine which features Indie Authors and the literary world. Our goal was to present the new magazine in January, but we feel that after all that has been going on this year, we needed to end the year in renewal and a positive note to lift our spirits up.

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Building Your Author Platform with Newsletters
Building Your Author Platform with Newsletters 1024 576 Reader Views

As an author setting up a newsletter and writing editorials for it was very challenging for me, to the point that I gave up on it. It wasn’t until I decided to establish myself as a publisher that I realized how wrong I was…

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The Big Reveal
The Big Reveal 1024 576 Reader Views

We did it! Our new look is up and running, and we could not be prouder! It has been a lot of work, trial and error, and endless learning but it was all worth it. We love the way everything looks and believe you will love it too. Rebranding is not an easy process though and so we want to share few things we learned.

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ReBranding – Why Update Your Look?
ReBranding – Why Update Your Look? 1024 576 Reader Views

I don’t know about everyone else but I am, in substance, the same person I was when I reached adulthood. But I really don’t look the same at all. I wear my dress differently, I like different types of clothes, I use different type of accessories, I read different kind of books (even though I keep my lifetime favorites), you know what I mean…we change with time, even though we are the same people. Well our brands must do the same in order to stay relevant and keep growing.

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What Language Does Your Book Ad Speak?
What Language Does Your Book Ad Speak? 1024 576 Reader Views

Most of us rather let the media attention do our PR to gain credibility. However, we would be fooling ourselves if we believe that relying on that alone we are going to obtain our sales goals; especially if we are first-time or unknown authors. It is a fact we need to budget PR and ads along with our media pitches to market our book.

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Benefits of Participating in Book Giveaways
Benefits of Participating in Book Giveaways 1024 576 Reader Views

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor As Indie authors it is important to make the most of your marketing dollars with the primary goal being to increase sales, followed by the need to develop/boost your fan base.  One of the easiest ways to promote your book is to enter it in book giveaway contests. Here are some of…

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How I Jumped Into Non-Fiction
How I Jumped Into Non-Fiction 1024 576 Reader Views

When I think of a nonfiction book, I picture a massive hardback with single-spaced lines and a tiny font size. Walking through the nonfiction section at the bookstore, the bookcases are always stuffed to capacity. Not only do they take up a ton of shelf space, but they can take a long time to read as well.

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Our Books in a Foreign Language – Why Not?
Our Books in a Foreign Language – Why Not? 1024 576 Reader Views

With globalization (which started officially but was happening forever, in my opinion, with the establishment of the UN) the cultural trade took on a life of its own along with economic trade. Currently in almost every country of the world (could be all) a second language is not just preferred it is many times needed!

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The Alternate Summer Reading Plan – Thanks, Corona!
The Alternate Summer Reading Plan – Thanks, Corona! 1024 576 Reader Views

I don’t know about you, but every summer I binge on fantasy, mystery, and creative memoirs, plus a romance here and there – books to read as I relax by the pool or lake on my days off, or while vacationing at the beach. This year however, I am finding myself tired of the summer reads, and August is not even over yet! After much reflection I realize now that I have been reading my summer list since I have been on lock down…

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